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Is it just me, or is Bruins Development Camp more entertaining this year?

In Bruins and Bruins Development Camp news...

  • The Bruins draft focus seems to center around homegrown Massachusetts and Swedish prospects. Bruce Cassidy thinks the North American game is moving more toward the European style. [ESPN]
  • Czech mates: David Pastrnak and Peter Cehlarik have impressed at camp. [Hockeybuzz]
  • Pastrnak chose to play in Sweden, asserting that "they would have crushed me" playing in North America. Despite his being a much-needed right-hand shot, don't count on his making the roster out of camp. [ESPN]
  • "...equal parts hilarious and impressive." Pastrnak has been a breath of fresh air. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Bruce Cassidy's success in developing future Bruins in Providence may make him too indispensable to replace Geoff Ward as Claude Julien's assistant. [WEEI]
  • The trade market is still an option for the Bruins, who remain up against the cap. Andy Brickley sees a multi-player deal likely. (VIdeo, 1:27) [NESN]
  • Matt Bartkowski may force the Bruins to make hard decisions about their defensive corps as they go to arbitration. [HockeyBuzz]
  • Here's a chance to appreciate how very big UMass senior Oleg Yevenko is. (Doesn't he resemble Alexander Khokhlachev?) (Video, 2:26) [MassLive]
  • Yale Bulldog Rob O'Gara has filled out without losing his agility, and shows skill at puck moving. [BostonHerald]
  • The grandfather of invitee Kyle Baun, former Maple Leaf Bobby Baun, set a high bar for toughness in the 1964 Stanley Cup Finals. Gregory Campbell could relate. Khokhlachev is nearly ready for the next step. [ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Rich Peverley spoke about his progressing recovery. (Audio, 9:46) [Stars.NHL]
  • Vancouver Canucks prospect Mackenze Stewart was born deaf and did not even play hockey until he was twelve. [TheProvince]
  • Former Providence Bruin Jamie Tardif has signed with Geoff Ward's Adler Mannheim rather than taking a two-way contract with the Lightning. (Google translation from German) [MorgenWeb]
  • Australians are now eager to learn about hockey, and now have this interactive "starter kit" to help them get up to speed. [TheAge]
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets are on an upward trend, but there are still lingering questions begging to be answered. [JacketsCannon]
  • The AHL will be trying out new rules on fighting and shootouts, here are the details and why the NHL should watch the results closely. Extra credit for a nice photo of Bobby Robins to illustrate this article. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Korean invasion? Vancouver hosts Team Korea hopefuls in an effort to up their game in time for the 2018 Olympics. [TheProvince]
  • Get me Sweden! Those copycat Maple Leafs have suddenly realized what a great source the Swedish leagues are for prospective players. [TheHockeyNews]
  • The deadly Spanish Flu epidemic in 1918-19 caused the Stanley Cup playoffs to be cancelled after many players fell ill, and one died. [GreatestHockeyLegends]
  • Long Term Injured Reserve: The Pension Plan Puppets explain it all for you. [PensionPlanPuppets]


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